Do you find that Siri is often times painfully slow to use?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Myiphone7, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    I just said launch Safari and it took 18 seconds. Sometimes when I say it it takes a lot less time than that.

    Just seems inconsistent.
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Yes it's been happening off and on in the UK too. My guess would be they are tweaking the database and making changes in the background...It;s not a fault with your phone or iPad.
  3. palmerc2 macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Yeah I've noticed that. To add to that, today I tried calling my father, which we have a complicated Polish last name. On voice commands (on iPhone 4) it would understand it, and sometimes Siri has understood it. Today it was all over the map saying she can't find Jason hi Katie.
  4. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2010
    Not until iOS 6.

    Sometimes I'll use my ipad 3, it works great, second later switch to iphone 5 and Siri crawls.

    I think it's because iOS 6 let ipad 3 owners have Siri, and millions bought the iphone 5 which has Siri, and apple is just getting slammed. I expect it to get worse when the iPod touch 5G starts making its way into people's hands.

    It was like this last year for about a month after I got the 4S though so hopefully it'll get better again over time :/
  5. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

    Sir Ruben

    Jul 3, 2010
    Siri likes to go slow for me when I'm demonstrating it to someone.

    The rest of the time when I'm alone it works perfectly!

    Maybe it hates me lol
  6. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    Siri is server based. You speak, it is sent to the server, who when it is your turn tries to interpret what you are wanting to do and then send back the proper information. If you have poor signal or the server is busy touching the ICON only takes a second!:eek:
  7. Moneymiike420 macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2012
    Haha same here dude

  8. freedevil macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2007
    Why not set an alias? Call my father would be easier.
  9. dndandrea macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2010
    Seems to work fine for me over wifi but when i use with over 3G, 4G, or LTE it doesn't do anything for a good minute before it responds to my question.
  10. The New iPad macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2012
    Ugh, you're one of those people.
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G4


    Jun 12, 2012
    I feel like since IOS6 siri works about 50% of the time. Half the time I ask it to do something I just get the spinning orb that never does anything and I have to try again.
  12. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    Short answer: Yes.

    I was messing around last night and said "What's up Siri?"..

    It took her 25 seconds to respond "Hi".
  13. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2005
    When iOS 6 was released, I felt Siri was so quick and responsive. In the last few days though, I have noticed that she's on and off in response time. Hopefully just some server-side changes.
  14. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    Agreed, sometimes I wonder if she's mad at me. :p
  15. Archer1440 macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2012
    I have noticed that lag seems worse at peak commute times on the East coast. Could be a coincidence, but it may be related.
  16. MacBreezy macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Very slow for me as well. Most of the time there is a long delay or she just plain won't respond. It's a great feature when it actually works...
  17. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    I dont mind when Siri craps out on fetching a web related request. But what gets me is when its a local command like "Read my messages", "Add Applesauce to shopping list" or "Open Notes". Its very inefficient to have all commands get sent out rather than having the basic ones handled internally.
  18. tucker3434, Oct 13, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012

    tucker3434 macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009
    Is Siri always this slow?

    Oops. Didn't see this thread already open. In short, yes, Siri occasionally takes forever to answer a simple question. Then occasionally answers wrong.
  19. hachiman macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    Yes. It's annoying. Sometimes I had to restart my iPhone or iPad and it works fine, it 5 minutes mater I turn it back for sleep and its slow again. They were on a fast wifi too.
  20. JodyK macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2010
    Northern Atlanta suburbs
    Yes seems very slow lately ... Demo to some S3 owners on the new iPhone 5 and they were laughing at me
  21. pear21 macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2012
    Yeah idk what it is, sometimes it takes her forever to do something simple and then I restart and she does it right away. Typical woman

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